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locked Re: Raspberry pi 3 Airspy Spyserver #spyserver

radiostationx
 

Heinz,
It seems like you made an error in the spyserver.config file
The bind host line
You have 
bind_host=10.0.0.6
A space is missing, it should be
bind_host= 10.0.0.6

Try to make correction using nano

cd spyserver
sudo nano spyserver.config

save file and try spyserver again

Hope this helps






locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Brian Gregory <bdgregory@...>
 

Exactly.


On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 16:52, Joe M. <mch@...> wrote:
Folded dipoles vertically polarized are fed from the side.

Joe M.

On 5/6/2020 11:16 AM, Brian Gregory wrote:
> I don't know about other parts of the world but around here (England) a
> great deal of FM broadcast is vertically polarised, so in the folded
> dipole shape I think you would need to rotate the whole thing 90 degrees
> to get best results.
> I'm not sure, but in the loop shape I think it's vertically polarised
> with the output at the bottom as usual.






locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Joe M.
 

Folded dipoles vertically polarized are fed from the side.

Joe M.

On 5/6/2020 11:16 AM, Brian Gregory wrote:
I don't know about other parts of the world but around here (England) a
great deal of FM broadcast is vertically polarised, so in the folded
dipole shape I think you would need to rotate the whole thing 90 degrees
to get best results.
I'm not sure, but in the loop shape I think it's vertically polarised
with the output at the bottom as usual.


locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Brian Gregory <bdgregory@...>
 

Actually, on reflection, I think the circular loop shaped version may change from vertical polarisation to horizontal polarisation as the frequency increases through the VHF range because it will, I think, start to work like the active element in a cubical quad antenna.


On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 16:16, Brian Gregory <bdgregory@...> wrote:
I don't know about other parts of the world but around here (England) a great deal of FM broadcast is vertically polarised, so in the folded dipole shape I think you would need to rotate the whole thing 90 degrees to get best results.
I'm not sure, but in the loop shape I think it's vertically polarised with the output at the bottom as usual.

On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 14:49, Ian DXer <baxterinoz@...> wrote:
I only performed brief testing of the YouLoop in the VHF folded dipole config on FM BCB.
See attached pic.
I suspect I was getting better results on FM BCB keeping the YouLoop as a loop rather than configured as a folded dipole.
Also I suspect better performance on the higher end of the band.
I believe I was getting better noise rejection from the local QRM, but I haven't had a chance to compare it one-on-one with a simple folded dipole on same PVC mast
as yet.

The problem I have at my QTH is the nearby fence, surrounding buildings & trees etc - all effecting the radiation pattern & multipath, such that the antenna really needs to be sited in clear
open space to evaluate the performance on VHF.

Ian - AUS

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locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Brian Gregory <bdgregory@...>
 

I don't know about other parts of the world but around here (England) a great deal of FM broadcast is vertically polarised, so in the folded dipole shape I think you would need to rotate the whole thing 90 degrees to get best results.
I'm not sure, but in the loop shape I think it's vertically polarised with the output at the bottom as usual.

On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 14:49, Ian DXer <baxterinoz@...> wrote:
I only performed brief testing of the YouLoop in the VHF folded dipole config on FM BCB.
See attached pic.
I suspect I was getting better results on FM BCB keeping the YouLoop as a loop rather than configured as a folded dipole.
Also I suspect better performance on the higher end of the band.
I believe I was getting better noise rejection from the local QRM, but I haven't had a chance to compare it one-on-one with a simple folded dipole on same PVC mast
as yet.

The problem I have at my QTH is the nearby fence, surrounding buildings & trees etc - all effecting the radiation pattern & multipath, such that the antenna really needs to be sited in clear
open space to evaluate the performance on VHF.

Ian - AUS

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locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Ian DXer
 

I only performed brief testing of the YouLoop in the VHF folded dipole config on FM BCB.
See attached pic.
I suspect I was getting better results on FM BCB keeping the YouLoop as a loop rather than configured as a folded dipole.
Also I suspect better performance on the higher end of the band.
I believe I was getting better noise rejection from the local QRM, but I haven't had a chance to compare it one-on-one with a simple folded dipole on same PVC mast
as yet.

The problem I have at my QTH is the nearby fence, surrounding buildings & trees etc - all effecting the radiation pattern & multipath, such that the antenna really needs to be sited in clear
open space to evaluate the performance on VHF.

Ian - AUS


locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

BryonB
 

My YouLoop receives pretty well at VHF without any conversion. 

But look at the product page for details about how it can also function as a folded dipole at VHF. There's a picture. You would basically flatten the loop somewhat (not too sharp of bends - radius of several inches is fine), with the feed point centered.

In this mode, you might try rotating it 90 degrees in the vertical plane, from feedpoint at top to feedpoint at side, for optimum polarity for some weaker signals, such as ham repeaters on the 144-148MHz 2-meter band, or some public service traffic in 150MHz range, which are mostly vertically polarized.

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--Bryon, NF6M


locked Re: Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Ian Brooks
 

The YouLoop will give quite good results on VHF without any alterations. I often use my indoor home-brew YouLoop for FM reception with the VHF input of my Airspy HF+.

I have also used it on the UK DAB frequencies around 225MHz, using an RTL-SDR v3 dongle, with somewhat variable results. It isn't a DX antenna, but seems to give better results than wire dipoles that I have tried indoors. You could try altering the shape to an elongated loop mounted either vertically or horizontally to suit the polarisation of the VHF signals that you are interested in.

Regards, Ian Brooks, Verwood, Dorset, UK.

On 04/05/2020 22:21, robrackn@... wrote:

I've just received my Youloop and saw online where one can reconfigure the Youloop into a dipole to receive VHF up to 300 MHz.

The explanation is as follows:
"Did you know that the Two Turns YouLoop antenna also doubles as a single loop VHF antenna?
The feed point is on the top and the actual loop is the ground of the coax."

I'm just getting my feet wet in all of this at a hobbyist level.
Could someone more simply explain how this transformation is performed on the Youloop?
Do I connect it different? What action steps are required?


locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

Peter Jönsson
 

A little spoon feeding. Look at the video.

Regards PJK


locked Youloop how to convert to dipole to receive VHF #youloop

Richard Brackin
 

I've just received my Youloop and saw online where one can reconfigure the Youloop into a dipole to receive VHF up to 300 MHz.

The explanation is as follows:
"Did you know that the Two Turns YouLoop antenna also doubles as a single loop VHF antenna?
The feed point is on the top and the actual loop is the ground of the coax."

I'm just getting my feet wet in all of this at a hobbyist level.
Could someone more simply explain how this transformation is performed on the Youloop?
Do I connect it different? What action steps are required?


locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

Matthias Bopp
 

Roland,

 

I did not follow the whole thread but I had been using my various Airspys with Windows 7 64 bit for several years without any problems …

 

As I have meanwhile upgraded my PCs to Windows 10 64 bit I cannot test them any more using Windows 7.

 

Kind regards

 

Matthias

 

www.dd1us.de

 

 

Von: airspy@groups.io <airspy@groups.io> Im Auftrag von fly.fechter@...
Gesendet: Montag, 4. Mai 2020 14:41
An: airspy@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [airspy] Please help me install #Windows7 #Drivers

 

 

Just to close this matter:

Hopeless - why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit - cant be correctly installed neither with  SDR# nor  HDSDR ?

Both do allow correct installation on  Windows 7 64bit of my Nooelec RTL-SDR dongle, however !

 

Roland

 

 

Thanks - confusing to me - sorry !

Barry - we are talking about the Airspy software available for download from you ?

If so, would you mind

giving me the EXACT NAME-description of the line covering the driver for Windows 7 64bit  ?

exact location please !

Roland

 

 

 

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Datum: 2020-05-03T16:20:53+0200

Von: "Airspy US via groups.io" <airspy_us@...>

An: "airspy@groups.io" <airspy@groups.io>

 

 

 

No - the driver is the last one on the list.

--------- Airspy.US Your USA source for quality SDR products! www.Airspy.US NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored. If you have an issue, please contact us at airspy@...

On 5/3/2020 9:24 AM, Barry Jablonski wrote:

The first one in the list.

Barry
WB2ZXJ

 




locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

Airspy US
 

We have provided you three times with the exact name and location of the driver.
Why do you keep asking for information that has been provided?
We even gave the description of the driver.

See the quote below your most recently quoted message. (5/3/2020 10:19 AM)

It says:
<<https://airspy.com/download/>> (last DL item)

That means it's the last download item on that page.
It's called "WinUSB Compatibility Driver"

The description is: "If Windows fails to recognize your Airspy device automatically, unzip and install this driver.
This is generally not required with up-to-date systems."

---------
Airspy.US
Your USA source for quality SDR products!
www.Airspy.US

NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored.
If you have an issue, please contact us at airspy@...
On 5/4/2020 8:41 AM, fly.fechter@... wrote:

 

Just to close this matter:

Hopeless - why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit - cant be correctly installed neither with  SDR# nor  HDSDR ?

Both do allow correct installation on  Windows 7 64bit of my Nooelec RTL-SDR dongle, however !

 

Roland


      On 5/3/2020 10:19 AM, Airspy US via groups.io wrote:
As we said...

<<https://airspy.com/download/>> (last DL item)

That means it's the last download item on that page.
It's called "WinUSB Compatibility Driver"

The description is: "If Windows fails to recognize your Airspy device automatically, unzip and install this driver.
This is generally not required with up-to-date systems."

---------
Airspy.US
Your USA source for quality SDR products!
www.Airspy.US

NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored.
If you have an issue, please contact us at airspy@...
On 5/3/2020 8:59 AM, fly.fechter@... wrote:
Thanks very much - quite a choice to find the right item !
Perhaps you could be more specific ?
What is the exact name of the item in question, please ?
I look forward to your reply.
Regards,
Roland 

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locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

Kai
 

"why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit" because that's incorrect.
It works, but you may need to do some homework to work out why it doesn't function on your machine.

On 4/5/20 8:41 pm, fly.fechter@... wrote:
Just to close this matter:
Hopeless - why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit - cant be correctly installed neither with  SDR# nor HDSDR ?
Both do allow correct installation on  Windows 7 64bit of my Nooelec RTL-SDR dongle, however !
Roland
Thanks - confusing to me - sorry !
Barry - we are talking about the Airspy software available for download from you ?
If so, would you mind
giving me the EXACT NAME-description of the line covering the driver for Windows 7 64bit  ?
exact location please !
Roland
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Datum: 2020-05-03T16:20:53+0200
Von: "Airspy US via groups.io" <airspy_us@...>
An: "airspy@groups.io" <airspy@groups.io>
No - the driver is the last one on the list.
--------- Airspy.US Your USA source for quality SDR products!www.Airspy.US NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored. If you have an issue, please contact us atairspy@...
On 5/3/2020 9:24 AM, Barry Jablonski wrote:
The first one in the list.
Barry
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locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

jdow
 

I beg your pardon for disagreeing with you. I have an AirSpy, AirSpy R2, AirSpy HF+, and an AirSpy HF+ Discovery and all installed properly. I REALLY hope you did not try to use Zadig. I suspect it will get misidentified in the device list.

Is your system Win7 Pro or Home? That may make a difference.

Download the install tool:
https://airspy.com/?ddownload=3120

Unzip it.

Right click on "winusbcompat.inf" and select "install".

{^_^}

On 20200504 05:41:25, fly.fechter@... wrote:
Just to close this matter:
Hopeless - why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit - cant be correctly installed neither with  SDR# nor  HDSDR ?
Both do allow correct installation on  Windows 7 64bit of my Nooelec RTL-SDR dongle, however !
Roland
Thanks - confusing to me - sorry !
Barry - we are talking about the Airspy software available for download from you ?
If so, would you mind
giving me the EXACT NAME-description of the line covering the driver for Windows 7 64bit  ?
exact location please !
Roland
-----Original-Nachricht-----
Betreff: Re: [airspy] Please help me install #Windows7 #Drivers
Datum: 2020-05-03T16:20:53+0200
Von: "Airspy US via groups.io" <airspy_us@...>
An: "airspy@groups.io" <airspy@groups.io>
No - the driver is the last one on the list.
--------- Airspy.US Your USA source for quality SDR products!www.Airspy.US NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored. If you have an issue, please contact us atairspy@...
On 5/3/2020 9:24 AM, Barry Jablonski wrote:
The first one in the list.
Barry
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locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

fly.fechter@t-online.de
 

 

Just to close this matter:

Hopeless - why dont one clearly say that these Airspies are no good for Windows 7 64bit - cant be correctly installed neither with  SDR# nor  HDSDR ?

Both do allow correct installation on  Windows 7 64bit of my Nooelec RTL-SDR dongle, however !

 

Roland

 

 

Thanks - confusing to me - sorry !

Barry - we are talking about the Airspy software available for download from you ?

If so, would you mind

giving me the EXACT NAME-description of the line covering the driver for Windows 7 64bit  ?

exact location please !

Roland

 

 

 

-----Original-Nachricht-----

Betreff: Re: [airspy] Please help me install #Windows7 #Drivers

Datum: 2020-05-03T16:20:53+0200

Von: "Airspy US via groups.io" <airspy_us@...>

An: "airspy@groups.io" <airspy@groups.io>

 

 

 

No - the driver is the last one on the list.

--------- Airspy.US Your USA source for quality SDR products! www.Airspy.US NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored. If you have an issue, please contact us at airspy@...
On 5/3/2020 9:24 AM, Barry Jablonski wrote:
The first one in the list.

Barry
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locked Re: Raspberry pi 3 Airspy Spyserver #spyserver

Brian Gregory <bdgregory@...>
 

What do you mean by "the software"?


On Sun, 3 May 2020 at 22:07, Heinz Meschnark <oe8meq@...> wrote:
Excuse me, I am a newby. I am using raspberry pi3, airspy mini and the software spyserver, but I cannot open the software.
You can see the nano spyserver.config and the results.
Do you have any ideas?
Thank you very much for your solutions.
vy 55 73!
de
oe8meq Heinz

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locked Re: Raspberry pi 3 Airspy Spyserver #spyserver

Mark Venables
 

If you are using your rpi locally (i.e you've got your keyboard and screen connected to it) then you wouldn't need spyserver, rather something like gqrx.
M


locked Re: Raspberry pi 3 Airspy Spyserver #spyserver

Mark Venables
 

Hi,
It looks like the spyserver is running, so that you could now in principle, tap into that remote rpi3 from another computer.
You'd then use sdr# from that 'other computer', selecting spyserver from the sources list and typing in your rpi's IP address plus the port number.
i.e. 10.0.0.whatever:5555 or 10.0.0.whatever:5556
You've got 5555 the first time you've run spyserver and then 5556 the second time because in my experience it takes a while for the rpi to forget that first instance.
Hope that helps.
M


locked Raspberry pi 3 Airspy Spyserver #spyserver

Heinz Meschnark
 

Excuse me, I am a newby. I am using raspberry pi3, airspy mini and the software spyserver, but I cannot open the software.
You can see the nano spyserver.config and the results.
Do you have any ideas?
Thank you very much for your solutions.
vy 55 73!
de
oe8meq Heinz


locked Re: Please help me install #windows7 #drivers

fly.fechter@t-online.de
 

Thanks - confusing to me - sorry !

Barry - we are talking about the Airspy software available for download from you ?

If so, would you mind

giving me the EXACT NAME-description of the line covering the driver for Windows 7 64bit  ?

exact location please !

Roland

 

 

 

-----Original-Nachricht-----

Betreff: Re: [airspy] Please help me install #Windows7 #Drivers

Datum: 2020-05-03T16:20:53+0200

Von: "Airspy US via groups.io" <airspy_us@...>

An: "airspy@groups.io" <airspy@groups.io>

 

 

 

No - the driver is the last one on the list.

--------- Airspy.US Your USA source for quality SDR products! www.Airspy.US NOTE! This email address is not routinely monitored. If you have an issue, please contact us at airspy@...
On 5/3/2020 9:24 AM, Barry Jablonski wrote:
The first one in the list.

Barry
WB2ZXJ

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